Stater of Kyzikos with Herakles and Iphikles

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1531.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.1326

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Child Herakles at left kneeling on both knees to left strangling serpents with both hands; child Iphikles at right on ground supporting himself to right on left arm, right hand outstretched as if in supplication.
Tunny fish to left below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1477); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund